So this is Madelines birthday cake. We saw this cookbook called Princess Spa Cookbook and Madeline fell in love with it. I thought that a spa party would be a great birthday party. So that is what we went with. We bought her the book for her birthday and of course everything we made had to come from the book. So on the cover was flip flop cakes. So that is what I made. I am really happy with how they turned out. I think Madeline will love them. Madeline loves lemons so I made a lemon pudding from scratch that I filled the inside with. Pudding was so easy to make really took no time at all. Then just made a buttercream frosting. In pink and purple just like the book. The cake was one I had not made before. It was a white cake. What was different was that it required me to beat egg whites to stiff peaks. Then fold that into the batter. I had never made this cake before because of the extra step of beating the egg whites. More just because I was intimidated by beating egg whites. There are different stages to beating egg whites and you have to know what each stage looks like. Thankfully I had a book that told me. But when the cake was all said and done I thought it just tasted o.k. But with the pudding and the icing it will taste good. But I forget how long it takes to ice a cake. I had started at 9:30 pm and thought I would be done in no time. Well when I was finally finished it was 11:30 pm. So much for going to bed early. Oi! Ben hung out with me as I iced the cake for moral support. I always get a bit stressed when icing cakes also when cutting them into shapes. So Ben thanks! You are a real sweet heart. Well I am off to bed.